Vinicius Jr. is confident he can force his way into Real Madrid's team

The young Brazilian grasped his chance to impress in Madrid's Copa del Rey victory and hopes to be more involved under new coach Solari

Vinicius quiere más minutos en el primer equipo del Real Madrid
Vinicius quiere más minutos en el primer equipo del Real Madrid | sport

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Real Madrid's young starlet, Vinicius Jr., is confident he can force his way into the first team's plans after his match-winning performance in the Copa del Rey tie against Melilla. He spoke to Fox Sports following the game, acknowledging his own performance and his belief that he could play a key role in the first team now there's a new man in the dugout.

"This is my style. To take on my marker, be effective and direct, always looking for the goal. I'm just happy to have started the match and to help Real win. It was a very important match for me, a moment that will leave it's mark in my career. I must thank everyone at the club for making me feel so welcome, it's helped me to adapt quicker."

a dilemma for solari

The performance of the Brazilian star now causes a dilemma for Solari. Ahead of Vinicius Jr. in the pecking order is Asensio and Bale so it'll be interesting to see where he fits into the team. However while he might have won over the fans, the youngster still has work to do when it comes to his teammates. In a term which isn't meant to sound endearing, he's known as "Vinicius Maradona" amongst some of the current first teamers.

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